Friday, September 14, 2007
DARREN RAHN – ONCE IN A LIFETIME
Saxophonist Darren Rahn is one of the most versatile and unique young artists in contemporary jazz today. As one of the industry’s most sought after record producers, his resume includes a variety of top honors including #1’s on the coveted R&R and Billboard charts. You’ve heard his saxophone on several Wayman Tisdale hits including “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”, “Get Down On It” and “Way Up”. Darren Rahn’s new CD entitled ‘Once In A Lifetime’ is filled with soulful vibes and displays a very refined sense of artistry. ‘Once in a Lifetime’ features some of the most respected musicians in the industry including Dave Koz, Wayman Tisdale and Jeff Lorber.
Rahn was born in British Columbia, Canada, Darren Rahn spent his childhood immersed in music. He picked up the saxophone at the age of 12 and has been playing ever since. After high school he devoted himself to the study of classical and jazz saxophone earning a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Adams State College (Alamosa, CO) and a Master’s degree in Saxophone Performance and Jazz Pedagogy from the esteemed University of Northern Colorado. While at the University of Northern Colorado, Darren studied with renowned classical saxophonist Roger Greenberg. During this time, he was also the recipient of several prestigious Downbeat Magazine awards as one of the top university saxophonist soloists in the United States. After college, Rahn immediately focused on his career as a performer and producer.
A seasoned performer, Darren Rahn has played at some of the most respected venues in the contempoary jazz…including his headline performance at the 2006 Jazztrax Catalina Island Jazz Festival. This young saxophonist has produced, recorded and performed with an impressive roster of notable artists including Dave Koz, Jeff Lorber, Wayman Tisdale, Kirk Whalum, Bob James, Jonathan Butler, Brian Culbertson, Tim Bowman, Jeffrey Osborne, Phil Perry, Eric Darius, Kim Waters, Gregg Karukas, Brian Simpson, Jay Soto, Dave Sereny, Nate Harasim and many others.